For Providers: Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Heart Center

The pediatric cardiology and heart surgery teams at Children’s specialize in treating a range of congenital heart defects and offer comprehensive cardiac care. Our multidisciplinary team takes a collaborative approach to ensure we provide exceptional care tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

Fetal Heart Program

a. Our Fetal Heart Program offers advanced imaging and consults for parents-to-be and their obstetricians in order to provide accurate and early congenital heart disease diagnoses and treatment plans. Children’s Fetal Care Coordinators and the Fetal Cardiology Nurse will coordinate communication and care with the family, their providers and Children’s fetal cardiologists.

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)

The vast majority of children born with even the most complex heart defects are living longer and healthier lives. With the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) program at Children’s, in partnership with Nebraska Medicine, patients are seen from birth through adulthood by providers who understand the specialized care needed in all stages of life. Our program was the first in achieve reaccreditation by the Adult Congenital Heart Association.

Minimally Invasive Care

Children’s is dedicated to staying at the forefront of medical innovations, investing in state-of-the-art equipment and expert providers. One such investment is to offer comprehensive interventional and diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures, which are used to visualize, diagnose and treat heart conditions using a catheter. Our cardiac catheterization suites double as full-service operating rooms if and when surgery is needed. The suites house ARTIS pheno, a robotic C-arm X-ray that provides swift, 360-degree images of even the tiniest hearts with limited exposure to radiation for patients. Children’s was the first in the world to adopt ARTIS pheno in a pediatric setting.

Children’s is the only in the region to offer care with a Piccolo occluder device, a minimally invasive transcatheter treatment for closing a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature infants. This procedure reduces inflammation and the need for surgery providing better outcomes for patients and families.

Fontan Clinic

The Fontan Clinic at Children’s serves patients born with single ventricle heart defects and who received the Fontan procedure as a young child, affecting how the heart pumps blood to various organs in the body. Children’s offers a multidisciplinary clinic with specialists from cardiology, gastroenterology, adolescent medicine, nutrition and social work, providing comprehensive care in one convenient visit.

Our Programs:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aortopathy Program
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Genetics
  • Diagnostic Testing & Advanced Cardiac Imaging
  • Electrophysiology
  • Fetal Heart Program
  • Fontan Program
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Single Ventricle Program
  • 3D Visualization Lab


Our pediatric cardiologists provide care not only in Omaha, but at eleven outreach clinics throughout the region, allowing patients to receive the same standard of care closer to home

  • Atlantic, Iowa Clinic

    Cass County Health
    1501 East 10th Street
    Atlantic, IA 50022
    Phone: 712-243-7590
    Fax: 712-243-7594
  • Columbus, Nebraska Clinic

    Columbus Children’s Healthcare
    3775 45th Ave
    Columbus, NE 68601
    Phone: 402-955-4350
    Fax: 402-955-4356
  • Grand Island, Nebraska Clinic

    Grand Island Clinic
    2444 W. Faidley, Box 550
    Grand Island, NE 68802
    Phone: 308-382-1100
    Fax: 308-385-0789
  • Kearney, Nebraska Clinic

    Children’s Physicians-Kearney
    211 W 33rd Street
    Kearney, NE 68845
    Phone: 402-955-4350
    Fax: 402-955-4356
  • Hastings, Nebraska Clinic

    Mary Lanning Hospital
    715 N St. Joseph Avenue
    Hastings, NE 68901
    Phone: 402-460-5884
  • Lincoln, Nebraska Clinics

    Bryan East
    1600 S. 48th Street, Suite 600
    Lincoln, NE 68506
    Phone: 402-483-3333
    Fax: 402-483-3389

    Children’s Specialty Pediatric Clinic – Lincoln
    2121 S. 56th
    Lincoln, NE 68506
    Phone: 402-955-4350
    Fax: 402-955-4356

  • Norfolk, Nebraska Clinic

    Norfolk Medical Group
    3901 West Norfolk Avenue
    Norfolk, NE 68701
    Phone: 402-844-8013
    Fax: 402-844-8042
  • North Platte, Nebraska Clinic

    Great Plains Pediatrics Telemed only
    611 W Francis Ste 200
    North Platte, NE 69101
    Phone: 402-955-4350
    Fax: 402-955-4356
  • Omaha, Nebraska Clinic

    Children’s Specialty Pediatric Center – Omaha
    111 N. 84th St.
    Omaha, NE 68114
    Phone: 402-955-4350
    Fax: 402-955-4356
  • Rapid City, South Dakota Clinic

    Black Hills Pediatrics & Neonatology
    2905 5th Street
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    Phone: 605-341-7337
    Fax: 605-341-2447
  • Sioux City, Iowa Clinic

    Children’s Specialty Pediatric Center – Sioux City
    5500 Sergeant Road, Suite 100
    Sioux City, IA 51106
    Phone: 712-224-6129
    Fax: 712-224-6132
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota Clinic

    Avera Children’s
    1417 S. Cliff Ave Ste 010
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    Phone: 402-955-4350
    Fax: 402-955-4356

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Our goal with our referring provider partners is to make the process of referring a patient as smooth as possible. Download our referral form and learn more about the process.
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